George F. Flaherty

in Hotel Mexico

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2016 | ISBN: 9780520291065
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780520964938 | DOI:

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The notion of satellites deployed in Chapter 5 elucidates the sociopolitical status of the middle class and youth within the Mexican nation-state at mid-century. Both were peripheral to the franchise, their political options curtailed by the corporatist and clientelist institutions. While the new university campuses, such as the representative University City (supervised in part by Mario Pani), appeared as the spaces of conviviality, they were in fact spaces of management and control, designed to prevent disruptions to the programmed flows of the city. In this light, the chapter discusses the 68 Movement’s slogan ganar la calle as the set of conscious, intentional, and insurgent urban tactics, both embodied and discursive, devised to counter the state’s denial of room for political participation—most notably, through the movement’s marches

Keywords: Protest; Citizenship; Middle Class; University Cities; Youth; Consumerism; Street

Chapter.  7967 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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